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Unsung design classics

Tom Bailey on the overlooked triumphs of ingenuity you need in your life

What with the London Design Festival (various events across the capital from 14-22 September) and ShortList’s Design Tech Awards, there’s never been a better time to buy an extremely expensive sofa. Sorry, we mean celebrate cutting-edge yet practical design. Those adverts really get in your brain. Anyway, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, here are the life-enhancing, and criminally unheralded, classics that every man should have scattered around his home…

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